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Re: [TowerTalk] Controllable Coax Switch

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Controllable Coax Switch
From: "Dale Martin" <>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 09:17:59 -0500
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> The TopTen decoders are sink type, while the RCS8-V requires 
> source drivers, I believe - the difference is that TopTen 
> supplies power to the relay box, and the decoder decides 
> which relay gets ground; the RCS-8 supplies a common ground, 
> and switches power to the correct relay.  I think TopTen 
> makes a source driver board, and if you have the electronic 
> smarts you could build one yourself; in that case WX9T makes 
> a BCD-10 band decoder board that only costs $20, and emulates 
> the Top Ten very nicely.

The Six-Pak remote antenna switch has the ability to be re-wired for sink or

Does the RCS8-V?  

If not, could one just wire up a 'sink/source' relay (or transistor) bank to
take what the decoder puts out and give the antenna switch what it needs?  

Dale, kg5u


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